MACS brings mac and cheese to Sun Prairie

Restaurant features 12 types of mac and cheese
MACS brings mac and cheese to Sun Prairie
Owner Nick Morse; loaded baked potato mac

1. THE BACKSTORY: You’ve probably heard the old saying that those who can’t do, teach. However, it was quite the opposite for Nick Morse when he opened MACS in Wisconsin Dells and Sun Prairie. Morse taught middle and high school business and marketing classes in the Dells when he and his wife Jackie put lessons into motion. It stemmed from a decades-long love for mac and cheese. “[I’ve loved it] when I was a kid, when I was a teenager, when I was adult,” says Nick. “It hasn’t faded.”

2. THE VIBE: Black and white pictures of enthusiastic kids devouring macaroni and cheese add warmth to the rustic spot. Jackie’s interior design background makes the place feel fun and family-oriented. Small details like cheese factoids fill the wall space–did you know certain cheeses prevent tooth decay?

3. THE FOOD: MACS is designed as fast-casual with twelve types of mac and cheese. You can go plain or you can go big. Either way, you’ll leave carb-loaded and happy.

4. THE MUST-TRY: At every dish’s core is macaroni and cheese. The most popular is the chicken bacon ranch. The loaded baked potato comes in as the most interesting. The hangover mac features a fried hot dog, hash browns and sriracha. And Nick’s favorite is the jalapeño popper. Of course, “You really can’t go wrong with the number-one original,” straight-up mac and cheese, says Morse.

5. THE BOTTOM LINE: If you’re a Wisconsinite, MACS is a must-try on principle alone. It’s been featured on the Travel Channel’s Food Paradise, and once you visit, you’ll see why. “There’s a ton of people that every day is their first time here,” says Nick. “So that’s kind of fun for us.”